Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery.
Bonkers is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, "There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping..." Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go bonkers.
©2013 Jennifer Saunders (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
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"I wasn't expecting that!"
This turned out to be really well written and read. It felt like listening to a friend tell you about their day. No airs and graces. I loved the growing up bits. The time with Dawn stuff. But especially the family stuff. It was honest a bit normal in a good way, and definitely a true reflection. I read it because I'd loved the Dawn French book but honestly thought it might be a slightly paler shadow of that. But guess what, it so wasn't. A totally different perspective on their relationship plus loads more. I truly didn't know Jen had done so much, and very glad she wrote it down.
This was such a great listen! hilarious and sometimes sad but so inspiring and bursting with optimism. I really enjoyed it.
"Love it !!!!!!"
Amazing book really ab fab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Really great book, especially as Jennifer narrates it herself, which adds an extra depth to the stories. You can almost see her in the scenarios she brings to life with wonderful details. well worth a buy!
A brilliant and witty book giving a great insight into the life so far of the very talented and down to earth Jennifer Saunders. Looking forward to more in the future. Thanks for a great read.
I really enjoyed this book. Humorous and serious in the right places.
Read by Jennifer which felt just like she was telling me her story,
Really enjoyed this book . Great writing even better with Jennifer doing the narrating. Must read or listen !!
"Loved this 👏🏼"
Great listen to a woman who has led an extraordinary life.. Can't help but feel there was a lot more to some of the stories but a good giggle all the same.
Nice how fame hasn't gotten the better of this woman!
Just brilliant, entertaining, and funny. This is my first autobiography and I was unsure as to whether or not I would enjoy it, I did its bloody fantastic.
"Worth a listen, nice relaxing book."
A good overall read, interesting life and the description takes you in to the story. A very lucky lady who has lived a life we dream off. very down to earth. xxx
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